Pectoral Sandpiper

Calidris melanotos - Bécasseau tacheté

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Scolopacidés

  • Genus
    :

    Calidris

  • Species
    :

    melanotos

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1819

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 23 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 37 à 45 cm.
  • Weight
    : 31 à 126 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) is a species of bird in the Scolopacidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Bécasseau tacheté,
  • Correlimos Pectoral,
  • Maçarico-de-colete / Pilrito-de-colete,
  • Graubrust-Strandläufer,
  • vándorpartfutó,
  • Gestreepte Strandloper,
  • Piro piro pettorale,
  • Tuvsnäppa,
  • Alaskasnipe,
  • pobrežník škvrnitý,
  • jespák skvrnitý,
  • Stribet Ryle,
  • palsasirri,
  • territ pectoral,
  • Rákatíta,
  • biegus arktyczny,
  • tundras šņibītis,
  • prekomorski prodnik,
  • Дутыш,
  • アメリカウズラシギ,
  • 斑胸滨鹬,
  • 美洲尖尾濱鷸〔斑胸濱鷸〕,

Voice song and cries

Bécasseau tacheté
adult

Habitat

Grassland : Tundra, Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Wetlands (inland) : Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands, Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt), Alpine Wetlands (includes temporary waters from snowmelt), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Intertidal : Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes, Coastal Freshwater Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites, Wastewater Treatment Areas

Geographic range

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